Elspeth Smith

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Elspeth Smith

Elspeth Bruce Dunkerley

1923 (1923)
Died3 October 2017(2017-10-03) (aged 93–94)
NationalityUnited Kingdom

Elspeth Bruce Smith FRS(E) (1923 – 3 October 2017[1]), née Dunkerley, was a British academic and biochemist.

Smith was educated at Cambridge, London and Aberdeen.[2]

During World War II she was employed by the Ministry of Aircraft Production.[2] Afterwards, she was a research assistant at Cambridge University and at St Bartholomew's Hospital.[2]

In 1955 she was appointed Senior Lecturer at the Middlesex Hospital.[2] In 1968 she became a lecturer at the University of Aberdeen and was subsequently a Reader,[2] then Honorary Research Fellow in Clinical Biochemistry there.[3]

She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (FRS(E)).[2][3]


  1. ^ "Elspeth Bruce Smith Obituary". The Times. 11 October 2017. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Lois Reynolds; Tilli Tansey, eds. (2006), Cholesterol, Atherosclerosis and Coronary Disease in the UK, 1950-2000, Wellcome Witnesses to Contemporary Medicine, History of Modern Biomedicine Research Group, ISBN 978-0-85484-107-3Wikidata Q29581740
  3. ^ a b "RSE Fellows ordered by Area of Expertise as at 11/10/2016" (PDF). Royal Society of Edinburgh. Retrieved 22 June 2017.

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